Monday, April 19, 2010
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A big thank you to Molly Thomas on Facebook for sharing her recipe and photos! If you try this, we'd love to hear how it worked for you :-)
You will need:
3 tablespoons of oats (prefer organic)
150 ml breast milk (if you cant express 150ml just make up the fluid to 300ml with water)
2 tsp Bees wax pellets
6 tsp Emulsifying wax
2 tablespoons sweet almond oil OR vitamin e oil
12 drops of camomile oil
2 tsp vitamin c powder (crushed supplement pills will be fine,it's just a preservative)
1 tsp honey.
Clean jar/tub to store cream in with airtight lid.
(click on any photo below to enlarge and see detail)
Directions: Put oats into a pan with water; boil up until water starts to turn milky and thick. Turn heat off, add milk then set oats to drain in a muslin.
When cool enough to handle, give the muslin a really good squish and mush to get all of the sticky liquid out- I found that using the back of a spoon to scrape the gloop from the outside of the muslin helped.
Add vit’ c powder. Set oaty milky fluid to one side.
Melt in a clean pan 2 tsp of bees wax and 6tsp of emulsifying wax.
When melted, add the almond/vit e oil and also add the camomile oil. This must be done on a really low heat.
While this is melting, re-heat the milky oaty gloop do not simmer or boil just warm through nicely.
Keep both pans on a warm heat and pour a very small amount of the liquid into the oil. Whisk as if your life depends on it. Keep doing this until you have no liquid left. Add the honey.
The honey makes the lumpy gooey mixture go really runny. KEEP whisking. When most of the lumps have gone and the mix is shiny and thick pour mix into your clean tub and allow to cool.
I found at some points during this the mixture went from smelling sweet to sickly to sweet, the end product is a sweet scent of honey, oats and almost newborn baby breath smell.
You will be left with a very thick cream that goes a long way, I found that I had some little lumps of bees wax left in mine but they melted at body temp and glided nicely onto my skin. The cream is non-greasy and super moisturising. Store in the fridge.
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